CAWeC Commemorates Ten years of existence in Kambia
A Non-Governmental Organization, Community Action for the Welfare of Children (CAWeC) has commemorated its 10th year Anniversary with series of activities at the Kambia Resource Centre in Kambia district.
In his statement during the celebration, the Founder and Director of Community Action for the Welfare of Children (CAWeC), Abdul Bobson Sabkoh said his organization was formed to seek the welfare of not only children but women as a whole and expressed appreciation to all those who contributed to make their projects a reality.
He informed his audience that the Community Action for the Welfare of Children which was founded in 2007 has been providing humanitarian support to deprived communities in Kambia, Port Loko and Pujehun districts.
Mr. Sankoh said CAWEC which has been in existence for a decade now started as a Community Based Organization (CBO) and later transformed to a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) with special focus on women and children.
He disclosed that at the start of their operation, they found out that malnutrition was a serious concern in Kambia district and identified many malnourished children that led to the setting up a Centre in the Kambia Government Hospital to take care of them.
The Founder and Director of CAWeC reiterated that as a result of the Centre, UNICEF started funding the nutrition project, adding that for the past years they have helped many women and children to make good use of health facilities.
Mr. Abdul Bobson Sankoh revealed that CAWeC has been implementing several projects including Malaria, Nutrition and WASH all geared towards providing humanitarian services to the vulnerable community.
He said despite challenges, the organization has grown to a higher height with many achievements and spoke about plans to extend their projects to other parts of the country.
Mr. Sankoh expressed thanks and appreciation to all those who in diverse ways supported the organization to achieve its goal and assured them that their efforts will not go in vain.
The Founder and Director of CAWeC disclosed that part of their success came as a result of the involvement of community participation, as well as building their capacity to engage in developmental activities that will make them self-reliant.
The CAWeC Nutrition Manager, Anita Sankoh said they have done a lot to address the nutrition problem in Kambia, adding that presently they have over one thousand members in their Mother Support Groups that are engaged in voluntary savings loan scheme.
She went on to say that they have made significant progress to improve the lives of deprived women and children that are in dire need of quality health care in deprived communities in the district.
Madam Anita Sankoh told the gathering that all what they have been doing is in line with the Ministry of Health activities as the Ministry cannot do it alone.
A representative of the Kambia District Health Management Team, Sister Princess Momodu described CAWeC as one of the leading and formidable NGO in Kambia, noting that for the past years, they have been complimenting the efforts of the Health Ministry in support women and children.
In his contribution, Engineer Amadu Sheriff of the Kambia District Council referred to CAWeC as the fastest growing organization that is development oriented with emphasis on women and children.
The Chairman, Civil Society Movement in Kambia district, Sinneh Sanda Kamara said CAWeC has transformed the lives of many women in the district and that the organization has been headed by a son of the soil in the district.
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